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Bug 86322 - nvidia-kernel-1.0.7167-r1 freezes the pc on website with video contents
Summary: nvidia-kernel-1.0.7167-r1 freezes the pc on website with video contents
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Unspecified (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High critical (vote)
Assignee: X11 External Driver Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-03-22 15:59 UTC by Chin Yee
Modified: 2006-03-24 15:14 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Chin Yee 2005-03-22 15:59:43 UTC
nvidia-kernel-1.0.7167-r1 and nvidia-glx-1.0.7167-r1 cause the the pc to freeze when openning website with live video contents (both konqueror and firefox). It really freezes hard, the keyboard is not reponding, the screeen freezes, only the mouse cursor moves but the mouse buttons have no response. The only way to get out is to recycle the power.

Downgrade to the earlier version (1.0.6629-r4) and problem just go away.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 Brian S. Stephan 2005-03-23 09:43:56 UTC
This sounds similar to a problem some people (including me) are having with websites while using the new drivers. Tentatively we think the problem is with GIF images, but honestly, who knows.

Forum postings:

What crashes one box works fine on another, but very laggily-so at first, and the majority of websites work fine. I'd guess this is going straight upstream, if Nvidia doesn't already know.
Comment 2 Jason Ahrens 2005-03-23 11:32:56 UTC
Check this on the kde-linux list. I was unable to find the forum post in question, and have not tested this myself.

When starting KDE with this version of nVidia driver, the same thing happens.

If you log into the system remotely, you can kill off X and the system recovers.
Comment 3 Kim Pedersen 2005-03-31 10:00:42 UTC
I cannot confirm this bug. All the named pages works for me, and I do not have the "fix" from the kdelist.
Comment 4 Chin Yee 2005-04-01 19:27:19 UTC
Tried the latest driver, nvidia-kernel-1.0.7174 and nvidia-kernel-1.0.7174, the problem seemed to be worst. The moment I open the MSN hotmail loggin page with konqueror, my pc freezes. For the time being I am staying put on the 1.0.6629 driver as it is stable.
Comment 5 Marc Liddell 2005-06-02 08:30:22 UTC

I can trigger it quite reliably on different slides of that page.
Comment 6 Jeremy Huddleston (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-10-28 00:22:44 UTC
Can you please try with 7676-r1
Comment 7 Jeremy Huddleston (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-03-24 15:14:30 UTC
no response, closing...